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Cordele 8-year-old heading to Jr. Olympics

Cordele's Ricky Johnson is heading to the Junior nationals.

The 8-year-old qualified to compete in the 100 and 200-meter sprints in the 8 and under division.

"He has a gift but actually put forth the effort to want to do it," his mother Shalese Morgan said. "It's the second year and he is doing pretty good and we are going to keep motivating him and encouraging to do better, strive for better."

Ricky began running track through the Crisp County Recreation Department and now competes with a youth team in Warner Robins. He leaves for Iowa Saturday.

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